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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (October 2017)

Time to stop whatever you’re doing to catch up on some serious bass goodness – AKA the monthly top 10 video list.

Here are the No Treble reader favorite videos for the month of October 2017, in order of popularity.

Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing.

Frank Zappa: Black Napkins (Live, 1977)

1. Frank Zappa: Black Napkins (Live, 1977)

Frank Zappa’s 1977 performance at the Palladium Theater offered up some incredible concert footage. This remastered video of “Black Napkins” shows the band in top form. The line up included Patrick O’Hearn on bass, Terry Bozzio on drums, Adrian Belew on guitar, Ed Mann on percussion, and Tommy Mars and Peter Wolf on keys…

Ron Blair: Recording The Bass on Tom Petty’s “American Girl”

2. Ron Blair: Recording The Bass on Tom Petty’s “American Girl”

Ever since Tom Petty passed away, I’ve been watching tons of his videos on YouTube. There are tons of great performances, but this Reverb.com interview with Heartbreakers bassist Ron Blair stuck out. Blair talks about how they figured out the melodic bass line to “American Girl” from the band’s self-titled debut…

Sons Of Apollo: Coming Home

3. Sons Of Apollo: Coming Home

Billy Sheehan is part of a new supergroup, dubbed Sons Of Apollo. Joining Sheehan are Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, along with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (formerly of Guns N’ Roses), and Jeff Scott Soto (Journey and Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force)…

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Tim Lefebvre’s Bass Solo on “Mountain Jam”

4. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Tim Lefebvre’s Bass Solo on “Mountain Jam”

The Tedeschi Trucks Band has an annual residency at the Beacon Theatre, and they like to make it special every year. On the final night of the run this year they brought Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio out for the epic Allman Brothers song “Mountain Jam.” Fans were treated to a spectacular bass solo from Tim Lefebvre…

Blues Beatles: Ticket To Ride

5. Blues Beatles: Ticket To Ride

We first featured the Blues Beatles back in July, with their special arrangement of The Beatles’ “Yesterday.” That video was quite popular, so we decided it was time to share another. This time around, they take on “Ticket To Ride,” in a live performance…

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #2

6. Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #2

When we shared Stuart Clayton’s first Bass Lick of the Week, it was a huge hit. Here’s the second installment. Stuart shares the background on this lick: “This week’s exercise is a fingerstyle line that uses major and minor tenth intervals to imply chordal parts alongside a bassline…

René Flächsenhaar and Lars Lehmann: 15 Basses in 7 Minutes

7. René Flächsenhaar and Lars Lehmann: 15 Basses in 7 Minutes

BassTheWorld.com’s Gregor Fris and collaborators René Flächsenhaar and Lars Lehmann teamed up to make this cool video featuring fifteen basses over seven minutes. The bassists play different styles to accent the voice of each bass ranging from gnarly grooves to woody fretless singing…

Vvon Dogma I: Communion

8. Vvon Dogma I: Communion

Former Unexpect bassist ChaotH (aka Frederick Filiatrault) has a new band called Vvon Dogma I. He formed the group after his former group split up as a means to continue expressing his creativity…

Bunzing: Dean as a Teen Town

9. Bunzing: Dean as a Teen Town

No Treble reader Ruud sent us this video of a bassist who goes by Bunzing, who took Vulfpeck’s “Dean Town” and Weather Report’s “Teen Town,” and arranged it into a single tune…

Alissia Benveniste: Get Away

10. Alissia Benveniste: Get Away

Bassist Alissia Benveniste may be featured on the upcoming Bootsy Collins album, but that didn’t stop her from continuing to kick out her own jams. She’s just released a brand new track and music video for “Get Away,” a song she says reflects her inspirations…

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